The first streetcar is scheduled for delivery in January and the first loop for the streetcar system is scheduled for March 2018 if plans proceed as expected.
Wednesday, the Transit/modern streetcar subcommittee of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board heard reports from representatives of the firm contracted to install and operate the streetcar system and other contractors connected to the construction of the system.
Six more streetcars are scheduled to arrive from the Brookville Equipment Corporation about every three weeks after the first, with car No. 7 due to arrive July 2018.
Streetcar equipment testing and operator training are scheduled to start in the spring.
The Bricktown loop is scheduled to be complete in March.
The much larger Midtown loop is scheduled for completion in August.
Completion of all work on the system is scheduled for November.
Herzog Transit Services, Inc. has been contracted to operate the streetcar system. They have been working with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. on its installation.
Wynn Construction reported the streetcar system Service and Maintenance Facility at SW 7th and Hudson is being readied for occupation as they finish out the interior and catch up from equipment delivery issues.
The final acceptance date is scheduled for January.
While committee members and the press who were present got to hear the reports, the committee was not able to act on agenda items due to the lack of a quorum.
Committee member Steve Mason asked what could be done to avoid the expense to taxpayers of holding a committee meeting without a quorum.
Staff committed to working harder to get responses from members ahead of time as to whether they can attend.
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To learn more about the issue of how streetcars will interact with center city traffic, read our recent story.